Sugar & Spice Muffins

These sugar + spice muffins are a great combination of a spiced muffin with a crunchy sweet top.


So now that I have been home for a little while and am finally settled I have had a chance to go through my old recipes. It sure is trip down memory lane looking at these old recipes and it also is interesting to see which recipes I wanted to take from my mom when I first moved away from home.

Now, this sugar & spice muffin recipe was one that I knew was guaranteed to be part of that list. As a child, one of my favourite days was when my mom would make these little treats. Certainly not the most healthy muffin you can have, which is probably why we only had them a couple of times a year, but hey, its New Year's Eve and the healthy eating starts tomorrow right!


prep time 15 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 35 minutes

servings 12 muffins


1 3/4 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup oil

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350. Grease 12 muffin tins with butter (paper liners do not work with this recipe)

In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt + nutmeg and set aside. In a medium bowl lightly beat egg then add oil, sugar + milk.

Add flour mixture to your wet ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Equally divide batter between 12 muffins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. In a second small bowl melt butter. Once muffins are slightly cooled dip the top your melted butter then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Continue until all muffins are covered.